Inkjet print on Hahnemuehle Photo Rag paper
110 x 73 cm
Siwani works predominantly in the medium of performance and installations, she includes photographic stills and videos of some performances. She uses the videos and their stills as a stand in for her body which is physically absent from the space. Thematically Siwanis’ work interrogates the patriarchal framing of the black female body and black female experience within the South African context. As an initiated sangoma, Siwani has also used her artistic practice to delve into religious subjects and the often-perplexing relationship between Christianity and African spirituality.